Hi guys! So, I have finally been referred for investigation after years of pushing and going to the drs because my periods are so awful - even when I'm not on them! I pretty much have constant pain now which affects me day to day.
One of my best friends had a laparoscopy to remove endo when she was 12, so I had an idea of what endo was. But, it is in recent years that I realised that I potentially have it. I have all the classic symptoms:
- a hell of a lot of pain in my pelvis, back, hips, my thighs
- fatigue/lack of energy: I seldom sleep at the moment so this is a constant thing
- depression - officially diagnosed in May 2018 and it doesn't look like it is going anywhere any time soon
Not to mention all of the nausea and feeling lightheaded every single day regardless of my position - I've been investigated for that for 3 years with no answers so it makes me wonder if it is endo causing my body to be like this...
I have been looking at everyone else's posts and just wondering what sort of support you guys could offer? I have up to an 18 week wait for my referral to gynae which gives me anxiety to be facing the next few periods because they are absolutely awful - I feel like I can barely move a lot of the time when I am on, but I have to continue as if nothing is happening as I can take off time at work. I am also greatly considering asking if I can just have a laparoscopy as that is the best way to know for sure if I have endo and remove it if I do - I don't want to have to continue going month to month dreading a week because I feel so awful.
Thank you if you've actually read all that. It certainly feels much better now I've let it out *laughs nervously*